Coveting: Books by Funny People

For those of you who are fans of The Office, you probably already know about Mindy Kaling’s new book, Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me (And Other Concerns), which is supposed to be HILARIOUS. And really, how could Kaling be anything by hilarious? Kaling plays the token minority who is also the token ditz and token annoying coworker from The Office.

It’s no surprise that comedians are writing books – they’re funny people! But I’m also not surprised that many of these books are being taken very seriously by serious readers. While working at a mental institution I learned that the nearly all of the city’s most famous comedians had spend time there. Turns out, you have to deeply sad to be deeply funny.

Here are some other comedian books released this year to look out for:

– Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
– I Didn’t Ask to Be Born (But I’m Glad I Was) by Bill Cosby
– Seriously… I’m Kidding by Ellen Degeneres
– Happy Accidents by Jane Lynch

On a side note, I saw Bill Cosby a few nights back on David Letterman promoting his new book. Cosby hasn’t lost any of his funny over the years. Good thing we still like to laugh.

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